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George Adams (Brother)

Thomas William Adams

Thomas William Adams was the son of Edward Adams and Harriett Fearn.

Census returns for 1881 show Harriett as a seventeen year old dairymaid  employed by Mr William Matthews of Repton, a farmer, farming 290 acres. In 1888, Harriett married Edward Adams in St Michael’s Church, Willington.

TWAdamsSnapCensus returns for 1891 show Edward and Harriett living in Willington, The Village.

Edward Adams, Head, 30 years old,  born Brailsford, General labourer.
Harriett Adams, wife, 27 years old, born Etwall.
George E Adams, son, 1 year old, born Willington.

Census returns for 1901. 

Edward Adams, Head, 40 years old, Railway labourer. born Brailsford.
Harriett, wife, 37 years old, born Etwall.
George E , son 11 years old, born Willington.
Mary E , daughter, 9 years old, born Willington
Thomas William, son, 6 years old, born Willington.

Mary Elizabeth, their daughter, married Joseph Kendrick, in 1912, and had five children, Hilda, Gertrude, George, Nora and Gladys. Gladys, now Mrs Twigg, gave me the photographs of her uncles, George and Thomas, at St Helen’s Church , Well Dressing weekend, 2007.

Thomas is buried in a war cemetery on the Channel Coast. Tourgeville is a commune adjoining Deauville at the mouth of the River Tourgues, south of Le Havre